The Badge Hunt // 2013 Speaking Tour

The Badge Hunt // 2013 Speaking Tour

  Want to hear my story? It’s a good one – I swear! Well if you do, there will be 11 chances coming up: October 12th // The AIGA National Conference // MPLS // 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. // The Badge Hunt October 25th // AIGA Wichita // The Badge...
Handsome Cycles by Knock

Handsome Cycles by Knock

  Handsome is a killer bicycle brand that until very recently didn’t have a store front. They originally specialized in frames but have decided to go into a full cycling lifestyle brand. They’ve got everything for the guy or gal who doesn’t want to be seen biking in branded spandex....
Featured in Bicycling Magazine

Featured in Bicycling Magazine

  Bicycling Magazine did a feature on the art of the bicycle. There are some awesome artist’s featured including Aesthetic Apparatus and Paula Scher of Pentagram. The best part was they featured one of the prints from my bike portrait series. Check out the print on my shop.  
"Arcade" by DKNG

“Arcade” by DKNG

  I need this print. I love posters, my favorite color is orange and I have an obsession with 80′s arcade machines. They did a great job grabbing all of the key elements of each game without using any branded elements. Minimalism at it’s finest. The print will be available...
The Great Gatsby by Like Minded Studio

The Great Gatsby by Like Minded Studio

  We’ve got a Brook Brothers across the hall from Target inHouse and when that new Gatsby poster went up I was like “DAMN SON”! Movie posters never look that nice. I dig the custom 3D gold plated type. It was a perfect choice for this film. Check out more...
Philip Eggleston: Letterer

Philip Eggleston: Letterer

  My buddy Philip who’ve I’ve posted about before has been building a lettering portfolio on the side, and he’s so damn good at it. Hire this guy for a lettering project stat.                                
Thank You St. Louis

Thank You St. Louis

  I just got finished with an amazing trip to St. Louis courtesy of AIGA. They had Lotta Nieminen, Aaron Becker and myself out to judge the local chapter’s design show. From the moment I got off the plane to the moment I boarded to go home everyone made us...
Justin LaFontaine: Canadian

Justin LaFontaine: Canadian

  Today I asked Mikey Burton (one of my favorite designers) who his favorite designer was and he replied “I normally don’t like Canadians, but @jlafonta is Eh-OK http://www.jlafonta.com“.                              
Justin Pervorse

Justin Pervorse

  Justin Pervorse is an illustrator and designer for MailChimp out of Atlanta. He’s got a great mix of styles and he’s not afraid of color. Check out his full portfolio right here.                              
Timothy Goodman Lecture at SAA

Timothy Goodman Lecture at SAA

  Timothy is one of the best. Do yourself a favor and give him a listen. On a related note, you gotta love SAA and Matthew Flick for making these videos available to the public.  
How 2013 International Design Awards Annual

How 2013 International Design Awards Annual

  I was lucky enough to have the Target 50th Anniversary Windows I designed featured in the newest How design annual. It’s pretty exciting, but what’s more exciting is how amazing all of my friends did. My buddy Nick Smasal won best of show – for the whole world! He...
New Project: Patagonia Apparel Graphics

New Project: Patagonia Apparel Graphics

  A few years ago Patagonia contacted me to design art for a pair of boxer shorts. I was asked to base my work off of the brand’s heritage. Patagonia was originally a climbing supply company so I created an icon series based off of historical climbing tools as well...
Sagmeister & Walsh Interview

Sagmeister & Walsh Interview

  An interview from one of the most influential design teams in NYC. It’s always fun to hear the theory and ideas behind the work. Check out their portfolio here.
Wow! GDUSA thinks you should watch me this year!

Wow! GDUSA thinks you should watch me this year!

  I was picked as one of Graphic Design USA’s People to Watch in 2013! The pressure is on. I better do something cool this year. Read the full interview here.      
Celeste Prevost for Google

Celeste Prevost for Google

  I was just checking out Celeste’s porfolio and noticed that she posted some of the work she did while at Google. Really beautiful stuff here! Check out the rest of her book right here.    
Beautiful Type Teresa Wozniak

Beautiful Type Teresa Wozniak

  I found Teresa’s work on the dribbbles last week but couldn’t find her portfolio online. It turns out she doesn’t have one just yet, but she sent me some jpegs to share with you guys. She’s an amazing letterer. You can check out her dribbbles here.      ...
BVD - Stockholm's Finest

BVD – Stockholm’s Finest

  The portfolio of BVD kept me smiling all the way from the first to the last project. Amazing stuff. Check out more here.                                                  
Target 50th Anniversary Party Branding by inHouse

Target 50th Anniversary Party Branding by inHouse

  The 50th anniversary street windows went over really well with upper management so they asked me to expand the campaign to a 50th anniversary party including an invite, coasters, a gift for guests and event branding. The letterpress coasters were originally ideated to be a small gift that came...
Pilot & Captain

Pilot & Captain

  After an awesome week and a half home with the fam, I’m back and ready to fill that inspiration hole in you heart that was missing. To start things off, here’s a beautiful new apparel line called Pilot & Captain. Go pick up a few new shirts this morning...
Eight Hour Day is Back!

Eight Hour Day is Back!

  Three years in transition  One a year on the road. One year in San Francisco. Now they’ve completed their journey and bought a house in Minny! Eight Hour Day is a graphical force to be reckoned with – one of the best in the world. In one move, Minneapolis’...
Nike Don't Think. Run. by Character

Nike Don’t Think. Run. by Character

  Mike Hagan sent me this project yesterday and it honestly inspired me. I’ve been trying to get up the ambition to start running this winter, and when I saw this campaign, I laid out my running clothes and set my alarm a half hour earlier (which is a hard...
Oreo 100 Year Anniversary Ads by Draftfcb

Oreo 100 Year Anniversary Ads by Draftfcb

  These are super fun and there are a ton of em. Sit back with a pile of Oreos and enjoy.                                  
Luke's Birth Announcement

Luke’s Birth Announcement

  I just picked up Luke’s birth announcements from the printer the other night and I wanted to share them with you guys. There’s custom type galore in this guy and I spent way too much time tweaking it. I tried to keep the design in the same family as...
Featured: CA Ad and Design Annual!

Featured: CA Ad and Design Annual!

  It’s been a dream of mine since I graduated to get some of my work in CA. This year I hit the jackpot and got not only into the CA Design Annual, but also the CA Advertising Annual. I owe it all to the great people I’ve had a...
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It's Artcrank Time!

It’s Artcrank Time!

  It’s Artcrank time you guys! Get pumped and mark your calendar. I’m in it this year and if you’re interested, you can follow along with my progress on dribbble or by searching the hashtag #badgesonthebus   Saturday, May 31 | 4:00pm – 10:00pm | Shelter Studios | 721 Harding St. NE | Minneapolis ARTCRANK MSP...
Will Gay of Disney Yellow Shoes / Creative Mornings

Will Gay of Disney Yellow Shoes / Creative Mornings

CreativeMornings/Orlando: January 2013 – Will Gay from CreativeMornings/Orlando on Vimeo.
Featured in How + Show Wins

Featured in How + Show Wins

  What an awesome surprise to open up How yesterday to find 3 pieces I worked on featured in the international design annual. Last week was pretty rad as well. We had our big Minneapolis Ad award show called “The Show” and pulled in 1 gold, 2 silver and 10 bronze. That’s a lot of...
Kevin Hayes Updates

Kevin Hayes Updates

  My bud Kevin has been crushing it at Target. He recently updated his site with a few jems. Check it:                                        
Thank You Facebook

Thank You Facebook

  A few weeks ago my wife and I flew out to San Francisco to visit and to do a little talk at Facebook. It was really cool to see behind the curtain of a young mega brand. After seeing Ben Barry‘s and Tim Belonax‘s work, I was pumped to check out the FB printing...
Come webcast with me!

Come webcast with me!

  This session was recorded on March 13, 2014. Click here to watch this webcast.   Hey dudes! Webcast much? Neither do I but this Thursday I’m gonna do one – for AIGA national. It’s an hour long chat about the best advice I’ve collected working in-house at Target. It’s the kind of stuff I wish...
Badge Hunting in Madison

Badge Hunting in Madison

  The Antiques Mall of Madison was crazy good. That place is jam packed. I keep finding that the smaller the town, the better the ‘tiques. Wichita had a great shop as well, just not a big. This place was a honey hole with over 100 dealers. Definitely worth a stop if you’re in the...
Madison + Trek + Speaking + Custom Bike!

Madison + Trek + Speaking + Custom Bike!

  Ah Madison. What a beautiful city. Also, what a beautiful trip. Both Trek and Design Madison contacted me independently to come speak. I got them in touch and we decided to do one big event that was open to the public and included a tour of Trek. These guys treated me good. We went...
Thank you SAA!

Thank you SAA!

  The badge hunt speaking tour chugs on. In January I flew out to Ohio to talk to the students at SAA. It was a great experience and I met some really great people. Matthew Flick had been on me to come speak for close to 3 years and I finally made it! I just...
I finally got to meet Lab Partners!

I finally got to meet Lab Partners!

  Last month (I know I’m way behind on my blog) I had the pleasure of meeting Ryan and Sarah of Lab Partners. After working with them for Months on the hello neighbor campaign, it was nice to finally put a name to a face. They came to MN to chat at Target and then...
Ben Suarez

Ben Suarez

  Do you guys know about this dude Ben Suarez? He’s great. Check out this preview of work and then go dig in to his site for some more tasty morsels.                                                ...
Summit Rebrand by Duffy

Summit Rebrand by Duffy

  After a rocky initial rebrand a few month back, it looks like Duffy has turned the Summit rebrand into a total success. The issue most people had with the mark was with the letter spacing and it looks like that’s been adjusted though-out the whole packaging system. I really love the addition of the...